Governing Law and Regulations
Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) Division of Environment Bureau of Waste Management
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 7
Kansas Division of Emergency Management (KDEM) Commission on Emergency Planning and Response (CEPR)
Local emergency planning committees (LEPCs)
Local fire and police departments
See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.
See national section for basic information and federal regulations.
Comparison: State vs. Federal
• Rules. Kansas generally follows the federal rules for emergency planning and response activities to prevent hazardous substance releases and oil spills, chemical accidents, and other emergencies, with additional state emergency planning and reporting requirements, including emergency notification and training by small quantity generators (SQGs) that accumulate hazardous waste on-site without a permit.
See the state section RELEASE NOTIFICATION for more information about state rules for reporting releases. See the state section COMMUNITY RIGHT TO KNOW for state-specific notification requirements to CEPR and LEPCs.
See the state sections OIL SPILLS and RELEASE NOTIFICATION for additional spill response and reporting requirements.
Kansas requires emergency response plans for certain animal feeding operations. See the state section AG WASTE for details.
For additional information on large quantity generator responsibilities for ...